CSCTW Colloquium Series

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Sociology Students Association in Events

The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work just announced its spring 2011 colloquium series, “Technology and Subjectivity”:

Technology is now the most ubiquitous signifier of global progress. In peace and war, economic development, education, health, the hard and social sciences and the arts, the technological fix has become the universal prescription. That technology pervades every aspect of social life is indisputable. If we have become partly or wholly identical with our instruments, has the traditional category of subjectivity any significance? Or are there new forms of subjectivity in which the physical, the biological and the instrumental are reconfigured without subjectivity being consigned to historical, metaphysical ideology? At issue is the force and shape of politics in this age of ubiquitous computing. What should be the aims of rethinking technology and politics? What might be an intervention into politics in these technologically inflected times?

Social Media and Politics Friday, February 25 at 4:00pm
Jack Bratich (Rutgers – Media Studies) and Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges – Political Science)
Student respondent: Andrew Mckinny (Sociology)

Labor, Technology and Value, Friday, April 1 at 4:00pm
Jonathan Beller (Pratt – Humanities & Media Studies) and Patricia Clough (CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College – Sociology)
Student respondent: Christina Nadler (Sociology)

History of Science and Design Technology, Friday, April 29 at 4:00pm
Orit Halpern (New School for Social Research – History) and Astrid Schrader (Sarah Lawrence College – Science, Technology, and Society)
Student respondent: TBA

Reflections on the Series, Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm
Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY Graduate Center – Sociology)

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